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by Adam Raoof
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4ncl Congress Entry Conditions Change
Replies: 31
Views: 1257

Re: 4ncl Congress Entry Conditions Change

Hampstead is Under 2200 (any non FIDE rated player with an ECF over 200 could play, and they have) Under 1900 and Under 160 (=if you have an ECF standard grade then you must be both) ECF Under 135 (don't care what the FIDE is if they have an ECF standard grade) this is because several players who we...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4ncl Congress Entry Conditions Change
Replies: 31
Views: 1257

Re: 4ncl Congress Entry Conditions Change

A better solution all round would be to have an Elo system that had an equivalence to the FIDE Elos, so you don't need a conversion formula at all. But you'd still have players with an ECF Elo rating and a FIDE Elo rating that were different (even in the event that the average of the two ratings ac...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: New National Blitz event
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: New National Blitz event

Kishan Pattni writes: We are pleased to also be running the London Qualifier of the UK open blitz championship on behalf of the ECF at Holland Park on Saturday 8th September (11am start!) For more info or to register please visit https://www.englishchess.org.uk/uk-open ... mpionship/
by Adam Raoof
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 20008

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I am getting more women playing in my events than ever before. I am not sure this is because of anything specific I have done (though the new Golders Green venue gets a lot of nice feedback), I suspect it is because junior chess in general is thriving in the SE, and also because there are a lot of g...
by Adam Raoof
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 3755

Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

This year's 6th event is shaping up to be really strong! You can see a preview of the tournaments at www.twitch.tv/adamraoof where I talk about the favourite Luke McShane and the lunchtime concert by Petr Limonov which will be a new departure for me. Petr has said that he will stay on stage to do a ...
by Adam Raoof
Mon May 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: "Golders Green" 12 May 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: "Golders Green" 12 May 2018

as usual thanks to Brendan for superb photos! Thanks to Grandmaster Simon Willams the gingergm for his prizes of DVDs for the ECF Under 80 Section! You can see his website at www.gingergm.com and I thoroughly recommend his videos. You can find all the results from this and all other chessengland.com...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 6428

Re: Tournament Structures

My suggestion for an inclusive chess tournament would be to adopt the McMahon system by setting grade bands of 20 ECF rating points. This means that all players have competitive games right from the first round and those that keep winning get the chance to play up and meet stronger players. By the ...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey Polar Capital 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1968

Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

John Saunders wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:07 am
Thanks, Jack. I've now put up a games viewer and PGN download at BritBase here...

http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/pgn/201 ... iewer.html
Thanks John one correction is that Woj lost to Michell on time rather than drew
by Adam Raoof
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey Polar Capital 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1968

Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Merry drew with Arkell, Tiger won so joint lead on 6/8 on the final day - both are white, Merry against L'Ami (where a win should secure the norm). Should have a good chance but she's yet to lose at the tournament, so far from a foregone conclusion by any means. She also secured her second IM norm ...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey Polar Capital 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1968

Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

website seems to have been hacked by random online pharmacy ... It appears that if you search Google for Jersey chess and click on the link you get an unexpected website. However if you go to Jersey chess club.com directly there is no problem and there is no problem if you go to chess results.com
by Adam Raoof
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: No Andrew
Replies: 40
Views: 4233

Re: No Andrew

Reg Clucas wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:52 am
Adam Raoof wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:48 am
let it be the Ginger GM, please...
Isn't he likely to be playing?
I think he would commentate if the price were right. He has offered to do it in the past and been rebuffed.
by Adam Raoof
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 22430

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

I sometimes have difficulty following the ganes live. If some kind person is willing, could they post updates (results and key positions and moves) during the final round? Either that or a link to a simple site that only gives results and moves without a display or analysis. Thanks. Time for a quic...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: No Andrew
Replies: 40
Views: 4233

Re: No Andrew

let it be the Ginger GM, please...
by Adam Raoof
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18881

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am
C'mon guys, you're better than this. There's this website run by the ECF which contains the following info: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/2018-fin ... l-meeting/
I still don't know what time this meeting is taking place, and what the venue is!
by Adam Raoof
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18881

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Can you remind us of the date and time of the meeting?